October 23, 2001
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 108 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Elia Kazan's compelling social drama was the winner of eight Academy Awards and marks one of Marlon Brando finest screen performances.
Terry Malloy, a handsome but inarticulate longshoreman, gets involved in a labor scandal when a fellow dock worker is murdered. He knows that the victim was killed by the oppressive labor union for squealing to a commission investigating misdoings. Terry intends to keep his mouth shut and his job safe. But when Edie, the dead man's beautiful sister, comes to town, he must choose between his allegiance to a corrupt union and his loyalty to Edie.
The gripping story of an ex-prize fighter's struggle against union corruption along the New York waterfront. Cobb, Steiger, and Malder were all "contendas" for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar! Academy Award Nominations: 12. Academy Awards: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Marlon Brando, Best Story and Screenplay.
The Columbia TriStar special edition video #80703 is part of a limited edition Academy Awards sell through package that comes with a free copy of "Oscar's Greatest Moments," a classic collection of some of the most memorable moments from Oscar telecasts.
Eva Marie Saint's film debut.
Additional cast includes: Pat Henning, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, Don Blackman, Abe Simon, Arthur Keegan, Mike O'Dowd, Thomas Handley and Anne Hegira.